Thursday, 19 October 2017

Almost forgot the B!!

I've really enjoyed my meals today.
Started the day off with a lovely big bowl of chopped fresh fruits drizzled with fat free natural yogurt.  Very yummy!

Lunch was home made vegetable soup. I used broccoli, carrots, cauliflower and a few small potatoes, skins left on and sliced. I had some stock in there of course, with some cumin, turmeric and Worcester sauce.
I could have munched my way through the whole pan given half a chance, haha.

Tea was spaghetti, Turkey mince with little bits of veg, carrots, green beans, sweet corn, and peas.
The sauce was passatta, with Worcester sauce, tomato puree and oregano.
It was nice.

The trusty old water bottle has been by my side today and I've managed a decent amount of fluids today.

Of course, some of this is made up from a couple of mugs of tea, but that's not bad still really. I'm definitely drinking more water than I was and less tea, so I'm pretty happy with that right now.

So then it got late and last night I went for a 50 minute walk with my eldest son, Tom but he'd been away today, so tonight we stayed in and I'm sitting there feeling a bit peckish when I suddenly realised I hadn't had a B choice today!! I fancied some cereal, so that was it.
No invite needed, I just dived right in and was just sat there, snacking away!

Haven't had any syns today, only 13 used so far this week, leaving me  17 saved for another day.  Probably use them on Saturday.

So anyhow, a good day, kept on plan and really enjoyed doing that.

So that's it from me.

Take care

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Food, food, food!!!

I seem to have spent my whole day focusing on food!

It's been a good on plan day though. Although I seem to have eaten loads!!

So I started with cereal and banana, washed down with a lovely cup of tea, meaning that's the a and b choices gone for the day already. 

I ate a couple of pieces of fruit through the morning, then it was lunchtime....

A 2 egg tomato and mushroom omelette, with salad leaves, and the rest of the tomato and mushroom. 

So I really enjoyed this. I swirled a bit of marmite in this when I was cooking it, I thought it made it pretty tasty. 

Then for tea I decided to try a slimming world recipe.
I went for the Easy tuna pasta bake. 3 syns per serving. 
I added much more veg. and didn't season either. I don't ever add salt or pepper to my cooking anymore because most people season at the table as well, getting a bit of a double dose! 
I do like seasonings but I like to taste the actual food as well. 

I put it with more salad, so plenty of speed in this!!

I feel pretty full but I still have 7 syns for today plus 4 from yesterday if I feel peckish later. 

I'm aiming for 2ltrs water per day.
I'm on 1,200ml so far but am determined to get that last 800ml down before bed!!

So, a good day plan wise. 

Looking forward to tomorrow now.


Monday, 16 October 2017

10 week challenge

Today was the day I set for myself to start a 10 week challenge on slimming world, but it nearly didn't happen. 
The original plan was to have some breakfast and then go to aldi to pick something up for a slimming world tea, which I was going to plan over my breakfast, lol
As it was, I had a call from my father in-law first thing and so was in a&e with him, as he needed his ankle checked out. 
I ended up getting home at 2pm having had nothing more than some water all day, which meant I was starving and so very, very tempted to just grab something and not bother with the plan. 

I'm happy to report though that I stayed determined, kept on plan totally and haven't even had any syns yet! 

So...  Now for the stressful bit. Looking at the starting stats.... Eek!!! 


11st 2lb 6oz (156lbs, 70.76kg)


Body fat

Body water

I'm hoping to use this blog as a little journal as well as a weekly weight recorder to help keep me focused and motivated as I'm doing this myself from home. Going to group isn't an option for me at the moment so for now, it's just a case of getting my books back out and doing my best. 

So I'll be posting through the week as well as doing my weekly weigh in's. 
I'm setting myself a 10 week challenge in the hopes it feels less daunting but that once I've got started and hopefully seeing some improvements, I'll just want to keep going. 

Until next time....